There is a widely circulated email right now suggesting that you send a card, letter, or package to wounded veteran at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington , D.C.
This is a false eRumor.
It suggests sending mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier" or addressing it to "Any Wounded Soldier."
The U.S. Postal Service will not process any mail addressed that way and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will not deliver it.
Since 2001 the Armed Forces have prohibited receiving mail that is not addressed to a particular soldier by name.
It's a security issue.
They do not want letters, cards, or packages being sent into military facilities unless they know who they are from and to whom they are addressed.
So don't forward this email and if someone sends it to you, refer them to TruthOrFiction. com where they can use the SEARCH function at the top of any page to find the story by using some of the key words such as WALTER REED SOLDIER.
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